Part 1 ‒ Scope and Application
Part 2 ‒ Administration and Enforcement
- A showing of good and sufficient cause that the unique characteristics of the size, configuration or topography of the site render the elevation standards of Section 1612 inappropriate.
- A determination that failure to grant the variance would result in exceptional hardship by rendering the lot undevelopable.
- A determination that the granting of a variance will not result in increased flood heights, additional threats to public safety, extraordinary public expense, cause fraud on or victimization of the public, or conflict with existing laws or ordinances.
- A determination that the variance is the minimum necessary to afford relief, considering the flood hazard.
- Submission to the applicant of written notice specifying the difference between the design flood elevation and the elevation to which the building is to be built, stating that the cost of flood insurance will be commensurate with the increased risk resulting from the reduced floor elevation, and stating that construction below the design flood elevation increases risks to life and property.
- New fire protection systems shall meet the requirements of Chapter 9 of this code.
- Electrical work shall meet the requirements of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code.
- Structural, plumbing and mechanical work shall conform to the requirements of this code.
- One-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area is not greater than 120 200 square feet (1118.58 m2).
- Fences, other than swimming pool barriers, not over 7 feet (2134 mm) high.
- Oil derricks.
- Retaining walls that are not over 4 higher than 3 feet (1219914 mm) in height measured from finished grade at the bottom of the wallfooting to finished grade at the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding Class I, II or III-A liquids.
- Water tanks supported directly on upon grade if the capacity is does not greater than exceed 5,000 gallons (18 92518 927 L) and the ratio of height to diameter or width isdoes not greater thanexceed 2: to 1.
- Sidewalks, and driveways and on-grade concrete or masonry patios not more than 30 inches (762 mm) above adjacent grade, and not over any basement or story below and which are not part of an accessible route.
- Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops and similar finish work not involving structural changes or alterations.
- Temporary motion picture, television and theater stage sets and scenery.
- Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a Use Group R-3 occupancy, as applicable in Section 101.2, which are equal to or that are less than 24 inches (610 mm) deep, are not greater thando not exceed 5,000 gallons (18 92518 927 L) capacity and are installed entirely above ground.
- Shade cloth structures constructed for nursery or agricultural purposes, and not including service systems.
- Swings and other playground equipment accessory to detached one- and two-family dwellings.
- Window awnings in Group R-3 and U occupancies, supported by an exterior wall that do not project more than 54 inches (1372 mm) from the exterior wall and do not require additional support.
- Nonfixed and movable fixtures, cases, racks, counters and partitions not over higher than 5 feet 9 inches (1753 mm) in height and not containing any electrical, plumbing or mechanical equipment.
- Portable grandstands or bleachers providing seating for fewer than 100 persons when located outside of a building.
- Repairs and maintenance: Minor repairs and maintenance work, including the replacement of lamps and fuses or the connection of approved portable electrical equipment to approved permanently installed receptacles.
- Radio and television transmitting stations: The provisions of this code shall not apply to Electrical equipment used solely for radio and television transmissions, but do apply toa permit is required for equipment and wiring for a power supply and for the installations of towers and antennas.
- Temporary testing systems: A permit shall not be required for the installation of any Temporary testing systems required for the testing or servicing of electrical equipment or apparatus.
- Portable heating or cooking appliances with a self-contained fuel supply.
- Replacement of any minor part that does not alter approval of equipment or make such equipment unsafe.
- Portable fuel cell appliances that are not connected to a fixed piping system and are not interconnected to a power grid.
- Portable heating appliances with a self-contained fuel supply.
- Portable ventilation equipment appliances.
- Portable cooling units.
- Steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment regulated by this code.
- Replacement of any minor part that does not alter its approval of equipment or make it such equipment unsafe.
- Portable evaporative coolers.
- Self-contained refrigeration systems containing 10 pounds (4.54 kg) or less of refrigerant and or that are actuated by motors of 1 horsepower (0.75 kW746 W) or less.
- Portable fuel cell appliances that are not connected to a fixed piping system and are not interconnected to a power grid.
- The stopping of leaks in drains, water, soil, waste or vent pipe,; provided, however, that if any concealed trap, drain pipe, water, soil, waste or vent pipe becomes defective and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the same with new material, such work shall be considered as new work and a permit shall be obtained and inspection made as provided in this code.
- The clearing of stoppages or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves or fixtures, and the removal and reinstallation of water closets, provided such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes or fixtures.
- Identify and describe the work to be covered by the permit for which application is made.
- Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be done by legal description, street address or similar description that will readily identify and definitely locate the proposed building or work.
- Indicate the use and occupancy for which the proposed work is intended.
- Be accompanied by construction documents and other information as required in Section 107.
- State the valuation of the proposed work.
- Be signed by the applicant, or the applicant's authorized agent.
- Give such other data and information as required by the building official.
Exception: The building official is authorized to waive the submission of construction documents and other data not required to be prepared by a registered design professional if it is found that the nature of the work applied for is such that review of construction documents is not necessary to obtain compliance with this code.
The construction documents shall include manufacturer's installation instructions that provide supporting documentation that the proposed penetration and opening details described in the construction documents maintain the weather resistance of the exterior wall envelope. The supporting documentation shall fully describe the exterior wall system that was tested, where applicable, as well as the test procedure used.
The registered design professional in responsible charge shall be responsible for reviewing and coordinating submittal documents prepared by others, including phased and deferred submittal items, for compatibility with the design of the building.
Deferral of Any deferred submittal items shall have the prior approval of the building official. The registered design professional in responsible charge shall list the deferred submittals on the construction documents for review by the building official.
Documents for deferred submittal items shall be submitted to the registered design professional in responsible charge who shall review them and forward them to the building official with a notation indicating that the deferred submittal documents have been reviewed and found to be in general conformance to the design of the building. The deferred submittal items shall not be installed until the deferred submittal documents have been approved by the building official.
Documents for deferred submittals that relate to the primary structural support systems of buildings or structures that exceed the threshold limit set forth in Section 107.7 of this code shall also be submitted to the independent structural engineering consultant by the registered design professional in responsible charge. Such deferred submittal items shall not be installed until the deferred submittal documents have been reviewed and found to be in general conformance to the design of the building by the independent structural engineering consultant and approved by the building official.
- Having four stories;
- 60 feet in height;
- With a clear span of 150 feet in width;
- Containing 150,000 square feet of total gross floor area;
Exception: For Group S (Storage) the limit shall be 250,000 total gross square feet.
- With an occupancy of 1,000 persons;
- Group I (Institutional) use with 150 beds or persons;
- Group R-1 (Residential) hotels or motels with 200 rooms in a single structure;
- Group R-2 (Residential) multiple-family with 100 dwelling units in a single structure;
- Group S (Storage) parking structures with 1,000 cars.
If a structure or addition exceeds the threshold limit, the architect of record, professional engineer of record responsible for the design of the structure or addition and the general contractor shall sign a statement of professional opinion affirming that the completed construction is in substantial compliance with the approved plans and design specifications. If fabricated structural load-bearing members or assemblies are used in the construction, the professional engineer responsible for the design of such members or assemblies shall sign a statement of professional opinion affirming that the completed fabrication is in substantial compliance with the approved design specifications.
The building official of the municipality in which the structure or addition will be located shall satisfy himself that each architect, professional engineer, including each professional engineer responsible for the design of fabricated structural load-bearing members or assemblies, general contractor and major subcontractor involved in the project holds a license to engage in the work or occupation for which the appropriate building permit has been issued.
Exception: Gypsum board and gypsum panel products that are not part of a fire-resistance-rated assembly or a shear assembly.
- Work for which a certificate of approval is issued in accordance with Section 111.6.
- A certificates of occupancy are is not required for work exempt from permits in accordance with requirements under Section 105.2.
- The building permit number.
- The address of the structure.
- The name and address of the owner or the owner's authorized agent.
- A description of that portion of the structure for which the certificate is issued.
- A statement that the described portion of the structure has been inspected for compliance with the requirements of this code for the occupancy and division of occupancy and the use for which the proposed occupancy is classified.
- The name of the building official.
- The edition of the code under which the permit was issued.
- The use and occupancy, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 3.
- The type of construction as defined in Chapter 6.
- The design occupant load.
- If an automatic sprinkler system is provided, whether the sprinkler system is required.
- Any special stipulations and conditions of the building permit.
- When the premises have been cleared of all combustible materials and debris and, in the opinion of the code official, the type of construction, fire separation distance and security of the premises do not create a fire hazard.
- Where buildings will not be heated and fire protection systems will be exposed to freezing temperatures, fire alarm and sprinkler systems may be placed out of service and standpipes may be maintained as dry systems (without an automatic water supply) provided the building has no contents or storage, and windows, doors and other openings are secured to prohibit entry by unauthorized persons.
- Buildings or portions of buildings undergoing additions, alterations, repairs or change of occupancy under a valid permit in accordance with this code.
- Seasonally occupied buildings.